Msg#: 3301936 posted 11:02 am on Apr 4, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hello everyone. I have a problem installing SP2 on windows XP home. After unsuccessful attempt to download an update from Microsoft I ordered SP2 on the CD. After finishing extracting files from the CD dialog box appeared saying “the main system file using to start up the computer is not Microsoft windows file” Is it possible to change computer startup file? If yes how? Thanks
Msg#: 3301936 posted 11:30 am on Apr 10, 2007 (gmt 0)
It is the precise message. I asked the people who were installing OS on my computer, they told me that the CD they used is the copy of genuine windows OS CD. I was told that Microsoft uses some kind of bugs, to recognize the copy not the original CD. Anyway if is true, don’t mind I will just buy genuine CD later. But if there is a way to overcome it let me know. Thanks. It is the precise message.
I do know how the CD looked like. The choises the site shows are only XP professional and I have home edition. However I do have this mark of Geniune software. I get all updates exept SP2 for win XP home. Anyway I whink it is probably the bug, which indicates that I use a copy of geniune CD of OS. When I try to install SP2 at the end it says that the main system file using to start up the computer is not Microsoft windows file. If you have any ideas let me know
Msg#: 3301936 posted 6:13 am on Apr 28, 2007 (gmt 0)
Hello again! This is the exact message. “The main system file that is used to start up the computer is not the file of Microsoft Windows. The update package would not be installed. If you would like to have more information reveal to Microsoft Knowledge base Article code: Q327101 at the address www.support.microsoft.com.” I don’t really thins it will change anything. But if you have any ideas let me know. Thanks